* In last week's premieres, Castle did well, but probably any show would do the same airing after Dancing With The Stars. Chopping Block did fine for a reality show, but it doesn't look like Hell's Kitchen-level ratings are in reach. And Kings was a dud.
* One premiere this week: Better Off Ted airs Wednesday night on ABC in place of one of the episodes of Scrubs. It's a comedy about a single dad who runs Research and Development at a morally questionable company. Jay Harrington plays Ted. He's appeared on a bunch of TV shows (many of them as a doctor). Here's his IMDB page. The show only has a 6 episode committment, so it might be the latest of shows with him on it that failed to make it.
* Of course CBS shows for Thursday and Friday are bumped by the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
* ABC's Saturday movie is Flightplan (The W at Amazon), one of those psychological thrillers. And The CW's Sunday night movie is The Mod Squad, which I had blocked from my memory until now.
You will get your wish. I think its a good idea to add some padding into this season. The first book is the most straight forward of all the books which makes things just fly by. Cerebus is right, season two is going to be the make or break season.